From Gina Scaglione
Title: Crossed
Author: Ally Condie
This is the second book in the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie. The action just keeps intensifying! So, they have finally broken out of the society, but now what? They are left completely on their own with absolutely no resources. Will they be able to learn how to care for themselves? You will have to read Reached to find out how this amazing trilogy ends:)

Under the Dome

From  Donna Southard
Title:  Under the Dome
Author:  Stephen King
I read this book because I wanted to compare and contrast Stephen King’ s book to the TV (film) version that is based on the book.  In my opinion, the book was not worth the time that it took me to read the 1000+ pages. There is more contrasting material in the film version than is similar to the book.   I personally feel that the characters in the film version are more developed than in King’s book and I enjoyed the plot better in the film version than in the King’ s book.  I would not recommend this book as a fun read.

Rot & Ruin

From Divya, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Maberry, Jonathan
Rot & Ruin
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, is a great sci-fi novel about how humans would exist post-apocalypse. Benny’s earliest memory is of the First Night, when his brother Tom ran away with him, leaving behind his parents to be taken by zombies.

 Now, fourteen years later, the two Imura brothers live in the village of Mountainside, where only a fence separates them from the Rot and Ruin, home of the zombies. Fifteen-year-old Benny now has to get a job in order to keep his food rations, and he finds one in the “family business” of bounty hunting. However, his entire view of the world is altered when he ventures into the Rot and Ruin for the first time with Tom. All of his heros aren’t who they seem and he realizes he is always in constant danger, both from zombies and people. All the while, this teen has to deal with his crush on his best friend and the loss of his parents. I would definitely recommend this book (9 out of 10 stars) because it has action, suspense, mystery, and romance all in one. So go out and read this book!


From Alicia, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Collins, Suzanne
I read the book Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. This is the third book of the series The Hunger Games.  Mockingjay is about a girl named Katniss who lives in the country of Panem and participated in something called the hunger games. Now, as the head of the rebellion, Katniss has ended up in District 13, a part of Panem that has been prospering underground for years, untouched by the capitol. While trying to film a commercial for the rebels, Katniss and her friends are attacked by air bombs hitting a hospital. When Katniss sees the damage that has been done, she realizes just how serious the situation is, and decides to be the mockingjay.  She and a team of people then head out into the capitol in disguises and try to reach the president, and when they find him, Katniss is the one who wants to kill him.  But when the time comes, the unthinkable happens.  I would recommend this book to anyone who is in 5th-9th grade. The series is very adventurous and unpredictable, making you never able to put the book down.